Ignition Key Won’t Turn? Car Problem Solved!

Ignition Key Won’t Turn? Car Problem Solved!


** You can turn the subtitles off in settings ** Hello I’m Chris. Just a quick tip today
have you ever tried to start your car but you can’t turn the key and it feels
like it’s got jammed. You might take the key out and try it in a different way but
it still won’t turn. Well this probably means that the steering column lock has
been engaged and you won’t be able to turn the steering wheel,
it’s an anti-theft device. But don’t worry it’s easy to disengage. All you
need to do is to gently try and turn the key and at the same time with your other
hand, turn the steering wheel a little left and right a couple of times until
the steering wheel unlocks and the key turns normally. Easy when you know how.
But make sure you don’t force anything. The steering column lock is engaged if
you take the key out and turn the steering wheel. This is normally done by
accident when you move the steering wheel as you get out of the car. Really
hope this video helps. Keep safe on the road and bye for now.

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83 Replies to “Ignition Key Won’t Turn? Car Problem Solved!”

  1. Something I always try to show my students at least once.

    If they don't get shown it then it could cause mass confusion if it happens when on their own or on test.

  2. Thank you this happened to me the other day now I know why took me a good few minutes to get it to turn πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  3. Aaahh that's so helpful. This happened to me yesterday and it took me ages to start the car. At least i know what to do in future now. Thanks. πŸ‘

  4. This happened to me the other day for the first time in ages i know what to do but i sat there for like 5mins like an idiot i was so confusd πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  5. I remember this happened to me and I had no idea what was happening, its crazy most driving instructors never mention it. I thought there was something wrong with my car and spent about 5 minutes turning the key over and over until someone explained it to me.

  6. My friend done this after I drove his car and put the lock on. The next day he could start the car and had to ask a random man on the street to help him fix it. Poor dude, he won't ever live this down.

    Thanks for your content! Really good and detailed. With your voice your should apply to do radio.

  7. Ha! That happened to me just after I passed my test last November, luckily I discovered how to unlock it. Got to admit, it did get me hot under the collar for a few seconds. Your video made me smile, looking back at it, imagine a new driver in my first car looking forward to going for a drive and the key didn't turn hee, hee, hee😁 Great video Chris 😎

  8. This happened to me when I was driving by myself for the first time! I panicked so much! I did some intense google searches whilst in the parking lot.

  9. I swear this always happends! every driving channel I watch including yours, its what ive been wanting to know or needed to prepare for – driving lessons then passing my test! this was really useful to know because it happened to me the other day and i sat there for a good 5 minutes before it turned xD thanks!:)

  10. This happened to the works car, was wondering to do, then for some reason I tried to move the steering wheel like on the video and it worked. I guess one advantage to having a keyless design is this, until the moment I press the button and nothing happens lol.

  11. Thought id comment on this one as its the most recent, i have just passed my driving test yesterday i was so nervous for a long time however i have revised all your videos and nailed the show me tell me questions i would just like to say a thank you will definatley recommend these videos

  12. please help me. steering wheel is moving but ignition key wont turn on. model opel corsa

  13. Holy cow it worked, lol I panicked and thankfully the first video tutorial worked ..hehehe, thank you! I'm not sure how it locks itself like that..

  14. Happend today. Just got out of the car and when I come back boom…ma key won't turn. I was panicking thanks to this video it saved ma day.

  15. Thank you! Just got my first car and was kind of freaked out when I got back from vacation and it wouldn't open.

  16. Thanks that Helped…. Is there any deterioration when you turn the key hard when the steering wheel is locked?

  17. I had this the first time I went out in the car on my own after my driving test. Happened after I had put fuel in the car. Had to ask someone to help me!

  18. Omg thank you so much! You saved us! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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